Nissan has unveiled a new £52m XL press line in its UK manufacturing plant, as preparations ramp up for the next generation Qashqai. The press, which weighs more than 2,000 tonnes and has taken 18 months to install, is part of a £400m investment by Nissan in readiness for the new Qashqai, which will be the third-generation of the pioneering crossover.
Gloucestershire Constabulary has taken delivery of 75 electric vehicles from Nissan, making 21 per cent of its fleet zero-emissions and reducing its CO₂ output by more than 190 tonnes a year. The vehicles include a total of 66 Nissan LEAFs, of…
Nissan has confirmed the all-electric Leaf range will benefit from a new N-TEC limited edition, joining the cross car line N-TEC versions of Micra, Qashqai and X-Trail, which were launched in January. Priced at £32,795 (including the £3,500 Government Grant) the Leaf e+ N-TEC creates a new, more accessible, price point for the higher 62kWh capacity battery drivetrain. Launched in summer 2019, the e+ version of Leaf delivers 214 bhp of power, 251 ft lb of torque and up to 239 miles of range (WLTP combined) on a single charge.
Nissan has launched the latest Nissan Navara N-Guard, with the range-topping, double cab pickup now featuring a refreshed look. Enhancing the Navara N-Guard’s premium feel, according to Nissan, the model now comes with four exterior paint colour options – including an electric blue joining the popular black, white and grey.
Like most British electric car drivers, I’m mainly a charge at home sort of person and usually stick to my car’s known safe radius of action. In fact, something like eighty to ninety per cent of all electric car charging…
Nissan and Uber have signed a deal to support the introduction of 2,000 all-electric Nissan Leafs for drivers who use the Uber app. The fleet of 40kWh Nissan Leafs, which can travel up to 168 miles on a single charge and are manufactured in Sunderland, will be offered to drivers as part of Uber’s Clean Air Plan.
Nissan’s expertise in electric vehicles and motorsport experience have come together in the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – a showcase of “the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology”. The all-wheel-drive LEAF NISMO RC boasts more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, which was based on the first-generation LEAF and revealed in 2011.
Nissan is starting the new decade with the launch of a tech and design edition on its core models Qashqai and X-Trail. Called N-TEC, this special version will “upscale the range, with an exclusive, luxury look”. All of the models feature “unique, sleek, black external styling additions, so customers can begin the 2020s at the wheel of their sophisticated N-TEC Qashqai or X-Trail”.
Nissan is gearing up to close a record 2019 for EV demand that has seen the UK market share for all-electric cars more than double year-on-year. The company says that to cement the Leaf’s position as “one of the most accessible, and readily available, electric vehicles on the market”, it is reducing the ‘On The Road’ price of its LEAF 40kWh range by £1,650 on all grades.
Nissan has revamped its mid and full-size van range, updating both the NV300 and NV400 with more efficient engines, new interiors and smart tech options. The new models feature more efficient powertrains meeting new Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards, with cleaner engines and reduced NOx.